Reportedly, Puri returned home on Thursday evening after a movie shoot. The door bell to his house at Lokhandwala’s Oakland Park residence went unanswered on Friday morning by his driver.
Actor Shabana Azmi shared on twitter, “OM Puri taken for postmortem at Cooper Hospital. Will be taken back to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm.”
The recipient of two National awards and two Filmfare Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, Om Puri had an illustrious film career , spanning over four decades. The star had posted on twitter, looking back at his career in December 2016. He said, “I have no regrets at all. I have done quite well for myself. I didn’t have a conventional face, but I have done well, and I am proud of it.”
The actor also received an honorary OBE in 2004 for his contribution to British cinema.
On the personal front, Om Puri’s first marriage to Seema Kapoor, the sister of actor Annu Kapoor, in 1991, did not last long.
After they broke their 8-month long marriage, Puri tied the knot with journalist Nandita Puri in 1993. The actor had a son named Ishaan with Nandita. In 2009, Nandita wrote Puri’s biography titled ‘Unlikely Hero: The tale Of Om Puri.’ bollywood star was furious at the inclusion of explicit details of his previous relationships in the book.